Carmina Villarroel, Zoren Legaspi cry as son Mavy leaves for lock-in taping

Carmina Villarroel and Zoren Legaspi shed a few tears as they sent their son, Mavy Legaspi, off to his lock-in taping for his new show on GMA, I Left My Heart in Sorsogon.

In an Instagram post on Monday, July 12, Carmina shared a video of her hugging her 20-year-old son tightly, while Mavy patted her back as he smiled playfully.

The post was accompanied by a few photos where the Legaspi family, including Mavy's twin sister Cassy, posed for a family picture along with one of their dogs.

“All grown up…. Time for you to spread your wings my forever baby boy, Mavy. Always remember that we are here for you and we are all proud of you! Enjoy! I miss you already. First time kang malalayo sa’min (This is your first time when you’ll be away from us). We love you,” Carmina wrote.

Mavy responded with: “I LOVE YOU MOM! Taping muna ako (I’ll be taping for my show). I'll be home in no time.”

Zoren also took to Instagram to share how sad he was about being separated from Mavy, posting photos of him hugging his son tenderly.

“It’s hard to let this guy go to spread his wings… Come back with a wider and longer wingspan. Always pray at night and when you wake up. I love you as my son and as my friend,” Zoren wrote with a few heart emojis.

“Aye, love you brotha! I'll be home soon, pa,” Mavy replied.

Several celebrities such as Dimples Romana, Karla Estrada, Nikki Valdez, Kim Atienza, and Aiko Melendez left sentimental comments on the posts.

A lock-in taping is when all cast members and staff of a certain production are not allowed to leave the shooting location and go home until the taping for the whole show or film is finished.

Mavy is part of the cast of GMA’s upcoming romantic drama series I Left My Heart in Sorsogon, which stars Heart Evangelista and Richard Yap. It follows a young fashion socialite whose status is suddenly shaken after she returns to her hometown in Sorsogon and is reunited with an old flame. – with reports from John Patrick Magno Ranara/Rappler.com

John Patrick Magno Ranara is a Rappler intern.